Earlier in the day, seven coaches of Shaktikunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
With the derailment of Ranchi Rajdhani Express, the score of total train derailments within a month has climbed up to four.
The two accidents on Thursday came after Piyush Goyal replaced Seresh Prabhu as the Union Railway Minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle.
The latter resigned from the post, taking "moral responsibility" for two successive train derailments that occurred within five days. (ANI)